The Provincial Government of Benguet assisted in the delivery of relief goods from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to Mankayan, Benguet last Friday, July 29, following the earthquake that hit Luzon on July 27. Along with these relief goods, Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas also sent several food packs to some 20 families in Mankayan who were evacuated for their safety from the impact of the strong earthquake. Mankayan is among the most hit towns in the province having a large number of affected families during the earthquake according to the Provincial DRRMO.
Driven by its mission: Ensure Improvement of Quality of Life in Benguet, the Province of Benguet obtained a human development index of 0.883 in 2009. The province of Benguet promises its constituents high age expectancy, accessible high caliber education and more than sufficient way of living. This, however, can't be achieved without the help of its people.
The cultural beliefs and innate characteristics of the people made it possible for them to strive and develop higher quality of life without destroying the cradle that they live in.